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Charles E. Magraw III

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Charles E. Magraw III Obituary
Charles Elliott Magraw III of Newton, died on December 29, 2013 after struggling with frontotemporal dementia. Beloved husband of Dolores H. Magraw, father of five children (Chuck, Sukie, Margie, Katherine, and Millie), and grandfather of six. He also leaves an older brother Richard Magraw and many loving relatives. Chuck was born August 25, 1926 in Minnesota. He went to the University of Minnesota and went directly into the Universitys medical school, becoming the schools youngest graduate ever at age 20. After serving for two years as a medic in China with the American Friends Service Committee, Chuck and his new wife Dodie moved east to do his residency in psychiatry. They moved to Newton in 1955, where they have lived for the past 58 years. Chuck received training as a psychoanalyst at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, where he remained actively involved for six decades, serving as President, teacher and supervisor. Along with Dodie, Chuck was involved in anti-war causes, co-founding the non-profit Medical Aid for Indochina during the Vietnam War. He also co-founded Physicians for Social Responsibility, which later shared a Nobel Peace Prize. He was much loved by many friends, colleagues, patients and family, and will be affectionately remembered for his compassion, terrific tennis game, hardworking nature, and decency. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Published in The Newton Tab from Jan. 4 to Jan. 11, 2014
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